ordered meaning

Pronunciation:   "ordered" in a sentence
Adjective: ordered  ordurd
  1. Having a systematic arrangement; especially having elements succeeding in order according to rule
    "an ordered sequence" 
  2. Disposed or placed in a particular kind of order
    - arranged 
  3. Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
    - coherent, consistent, logical
Verb: order  ordu(r)
  1. Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
    "She ordered him to do the shopping"
    - tell, enjoin, say 
  2. Make a request for something
    "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage" 
  3. Issue commands or orders for
    - prescribe, dictate 
  4. Bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    - regulate, regularize, regularise [Brit], govern 
  5. Bring order to or into
    "Order these files" 
  6. Place in a certain order
    "order the photos chronologically" 
  7. Appoint to a clerical posts
    - ordain, consecrate, ordinate 
  8. Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
    - arrange, set up, put 
  9. Assign a rank or rating to
    - rate, rank, range, grade, place

See also: consecutive, laid, logical, orderer, ordering, placed, progressive, rational, seamless, sequent, sequential, serial, set, successive

Type of: arrange, bespeak, bring down, call for, decide, determine, enthrone, evaluate, impose, inflict, invest, judge, make up one's mind, obtrude, organise [Brit], organize, pass judgment, quest, request, set up, vest, visit

Antonym: disorder, disordered

Encyclopedia: Order


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  1. the sergeant-major ordered the men to close up.
  2. the colonel ordered the troops to turn about.
  3. i have been ordered not to let anyone in.
  4. "clock it," dr. wilson ordered.
  5. i ordered some new books from the bookstore.

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